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>> they pulled an all-nighter in search of a budget deal. is congress and a closer to averting a government shutdown? >> i am jennifer franciotti. how government shutdown would affect thousands of maryland employees. details are next. >> is a weekend warm up on the likely that would be next. the forecast as we continue right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check of the forecast. >> so far things are pretty good. temperatures are in the 40's right now. by the time we get to the weekend, it will feel like
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winter one day and it will filling jumping into july another. right now we of partly cloudy skies. 45 degrees at the airport. we should be able to make it into the low 60's this afternoon. most of the day will be dry. after 3:00 p.m., we have a 3% chance for rain share. -- we have a 30% chance for a rain shower. first we say good morning to sarah. >> not enough volume to amount to much on the area roads. we're checking speed sensors. they are reflecting speeds in great shape 351 on the north side. 48 when she get over towards the west side. 56 on southbound 95 heading toward the fort mchenry. the harbor tunnel looks good as does the key bridge. 60 miles per hour on the j.f.x. heading into town. 11 minutes on the ad lib
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northeast side. seven minutes to travel south on 895 down to the harbor tunnel atoll. this is a 95 and the fort mchenry looks good. this is 795. moving well down toward the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. good morning. >> president obama meets with congressional leaders once again, hoping to come up with a budget compromise. >> time is running out to avoid a government shutdown. kate amara has more on the meeting. >> good morning. the meeting never ended. talks continued overnight on the spending cuts. both sides say they will be back at it again today. a late-night meeting at the white house for president obama and top congressional leaders. the president said democrats and republicans are narrowing their differences on budget cuts. >> i remain confident that if we're serious about getting something done, we should be
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able to complete a deal and get it passed and avert a shutdown. >> house speaker john boehner and senate majority leader harry reid called the meeting productive. >> it was very honest. we have narrowed the issues significantly. we're going to continue working. >> speaker boehner said negotiators still can't agree on a number. >> but there is an intent on both sides to continue to work together to try to resolve this. no one wants the government to shut down. >> to extend the budget deadline by one week, house republicans plan to vote on an emergency measure today. it would buy more time while cutting $12 billion in spending. but the president and senate democrats have already said they won't support another stopgap bill. >> so they've really got till friday night, maybe even saturday to come up with a deal that would prevent all government offices from shutting down on monday morning. >> president obama said a government shutdown would
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undermine the economic recovery. troops won't get paid, and tax refunds would be delayed. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> time is running out. thank you. have a good day. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think shutting down the federal government over the issue of spending cuts is a good thing? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> for many, a government shutdown in baltimore will be nothing short of disasters. a large number of federal workers live and work in the area. jennifer franciotti joins us live from the social security building with more on the part of the story. good morning. >> you are correct. all over the state of maryland. our tax returns are due by april 15. it stands to affect the irs. also spring break is around the
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corner. if you have plans to go to any national tourist sites like fort mchenry or anywhere in washington, d.c., that will be affected as well. workers rallied against a planned government shutdown. at least 1/4 of americans federal employees would be deemed not essential and furloughed. federal housing and education loan applications would be put on hold along with your tax return checks. these are delays that do not bode well for our fragile economy. >> anybody who gets paid by the federal government, who is a contractor for the federal government, their pay is going to get interrupted if not lost. the state's going to lose taxes because people will stop buying. >> a federal government shutdown would not affect your ability to get the mail for military security. this happened last in the 1990's and lasted for three weeks.
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jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> opening statements begin in a trout accused of killing an off- duty police detective over a parking space. the man is charged in first- degree murder in the death of brian stevenson. prosecutors said he threw a piece of concrete again stevenson, striking him in the head. eyebrows are being raised over the bill for the funeral of a police officer killed in friendly fire. officer william torbit was fatally shot in january after responding in plain clothes to a disturbance outside a nightclub. yesterday, the expense of $45,000 for is a funeral was approved. including its $11,000 for catering and $13,000 for is casket. the average cost for a funeral for an officer is between
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$11,000.15000 dollars. -- between $11,000 $15,000. >> a police cruiser driven by timothy beall rammed into haines holloway-lilliston on the beltway last july. >> this death was not caused by any reckless conduct on the part conduct haines. >> he was my youngest son and he was a great guy. he had so much future, so much promise. so much everything. >> the suit alleges officer beall fail to follow -- taking steps to make sure they recruit minorities for the fire department.
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african-americans make up 63% of the population. this year's class has only five african-americans. next year's class has been no women. the department has created a group committed to will seek input from the naacp and the urban league. >> under this new partnership, the naacp and the urban league will work with institutions to promote the fire department's recruitment efforts. >> our goal is to increase those numbers to 50% city residents and 60% members of minority groups. >> the new team will meet over the next month to come public a new strategy. >> to latest challenger to staffing near blake has a new headquarters. he opened his new campaign headquarters along the avenue in hampden last night. the latest campaign finance
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report period ended and showed the mayor had $840,000 available, compared to one of the $29,000 for rolling -- compared to $129,000 for rolling. >> in an unusual letter to the white house arrive from tripoli. muammar gaddafi requested president obama stop bombing his forces in an unjust war. the bid rebels are calling on nato to increase air strikes against khadafy and his troops. dozens of residents took to the troops to spread that word in march. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> a bizarre ending to a grisly scene at an alabama college campus. we will have details. >> for is in a pot of hot drink on store shelves that is causing some alarm.
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>> the weather is nice and dry. we do have some rain in the forecast. we'll give you the details in the seven-day forecast. >> we continue to enjoy a quiet ride this morning.
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>> welcome back. 47 degrees downtown. we don't expect any rain or snow, although it is cold enough for that this morning. we have a friend over central maryland. you can see the divide -- we
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over centralt maryland. we have some precipitation. there's some light rain around harrisburg and back up towards southern pennsylvania. this is sinking down to the south. you can see it take a notch down to the south. i will put a 30% chance for rain showers later this afternoon. that will be most likely in the northern suburbs. we have some cloud cover around baltimore. the current temperatures, low to mid 40's up north. 39 in frederick. 47 degrees in parkville. we should be able to sneak into the low 60's with a mix of clouds and sunshine. that chance for rain showers late in the afternoon. tonight, we will keep a chance for a shower in the forecast, especially late. lows drop back into the 40's.
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tomorrow, the chance for rain goes up significant. an area of low pressure will be developing and it will pass just south of baltimore. it will struggle to get out of the 40 pasta bar after dipping down to around 45 or 46. we might be able to sneak into the low 50's. some of you will stay in the 40's with off and on rainshowers. we could see some rain early on saturday. the sun should cannot in the afternoon with a high temperature near 60. how about 75 with a south wind on sunday to close the weekend? we will see some thunderstorms on monday and tuesday, but it to stay mile. here is sarah. >> i'm liking sunday. that looks great. not dealing with anything significant delay was. 47 miles per hour on the west side of the. that is where we will see our
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first delayed surely. so far so good on 795 out of owings mills. the j.f.x. looks good in towards the city. 57 on the fort mchenry. equally smooth on the key bridge if you take the east side of the beltway. 57 miles per hour for the south on 95 in the area of 32 in howard county. this is the traffic of 95 at the fort mchenry. southbound traffic continues to move well. this is traffic in the area of 95 and joppa road. still moving well at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. after eluding a search, a man turning himself into reporters. police say thomas franklin wounded two women including his
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estranged wife and killed a third last night. 84-year-old was also injured by flying glass in the shooting. -- a 4-year-old was also injured by flying glass. two men are dead in california. the super hornet went down half a mile from the naval air station surely after noon yesterday. it is not known what caused that jet to crash. the forecast team predicts an above average atlantic hurricane season this year. the team believes there will be 16 named storms. nine of them are expected to turn into hurricanes, with five developing into major hurricanes. >> a wireless internet network could cause some problems for gps systems.
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a company plans to offer internet services by using radio waves. the signals could overpower the gps signals the key planes and ships and every day drivers on track. the government is looking on how to make both systems work. a fixed cost billions of dollars. there is no agreement on who is going to pay. a new temptation is taking its place. it is cold blast. -- is called blast. it has twice the kick of colt 45. the new drink could be attractive to under age drinkers. the fate of blockbuster video now lands in dish network's hands. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> u.s. airways is adding first-
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class sections on regional jets. the typically fly to and from regional cities. the smaller jets will lose between three and seven coach seats. the move gives preferred frequent fliers at the option to upgrade. raytheon is going to upgrade --eir tra airtran we had a higher day for stocks yesterday. there was speculation that -- the bloomberg index was fractionally higher. this network is proposing to buy blockbuster appeared to have to decide how many blockbuster locations to close. it has to keep locations -- they may draw in new customers with this satellite business.
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that is business. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> baby talk dominates the entertainment headlines. a star from "svu" has adopted a baby girl. the baby was born about a week ago. she also has a 4-0. baby number two is on its way for tina fey. she told oprah winfrey persius five months pregnant. she had a first husband five years ago. that interview promoting her new book will air right here on wbal-tv on tuesday. >> 6:19. 43 degrees on tv hill. >> we knew they cannot cope one
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162-0.2go >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think shutting down the federal government over the issue of spending cuts is a good thing? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. . we're not tracking any incidents. 47 on the west side outer loop. not a lot in the way of volume on the north side. 48 on southbound 95. for the south on 95, still running at a good clip, 57 miles per hour. 61 and the harrisburg expressway. in join a quiet ride all the way down. this is old court. this is outer loop traffic. still moving well. this is traffic in the area of 95 at joppa road. so far so good down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic
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pulse 11. >> we have a couple of clouds of this morning. no rain to discuss. that is good news. 39 in frederick. 53 at the patuxent naval air station. in a mixture of clouds and sun china today. a slight chance for rain showers late this afternoon. most of the day will be dry. the seven-day forecast is coming up in just a few minutes. -- a slight chance for rain showers. >> the man last night was justin verlander. the orioles will try to begin a new winning streak as the orioles close out the series with the tigers. the tigers beat the orioles last by. a costly error cost brad bergesen. we start in the second half. alex avila scores. two-yearbook detroit. you could almost hear book walter but walter say you cannoe
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outs.gers afterextra the birds get two back. justin verlander makes very few mistakes. this one was dead center middle of the play. derrek lee makes him pay. the opposite field. his first home run as an oral. a brand new ball game. the tigers get a couple more -- its first car market as an oriole. victor martinez falls with a home run. 7-3 the final per. >> i don't think it was anything they were doing at the plate. i felt i was rushing. i was pulling off some pitches. i was not following through. i think the was evident or by pitches were tonight. i was missing up a lot.
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this kind of the key for me. >> chris tillman will start tonight. the anticipated hearing between the nfl owners and players was held on wednesday in minneapolis. the judge said a decision would not be made for a couple of weeks. she urged both sides to return to the negotiating table an offer to mediate the talks. the loser will likely appeal the ruling. that could add another month to this ridiculous thing. they could -- we will talk about something else. college lacrosse. umbc over hopkins 10-9. the heck with all those guys. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. much more to come in the next half-hour of 11 news today. >> a government shutdown could
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affect the jobs of thousands of maryland employees. details are next. >> should help keep the state school system as the head of the clasper how do you go about finding nancy grasmick's successor? >> we have word of an accident in reisterstown. we'll update you on that location.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> good morning. so far, it is partly cloudy skies. there could be some rain coming in late this afternoon or this evening. we're in the 40's. we will wind up in the 60's this afternoon. we have a chance for a rain shower after 3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you. many in maryland are bracing themselves for an impact of what hit them hard. >> jennifer franciotti joins us live from woodlawn to explain.
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good morning. >> it is lot of things that we don't think about. if you have not filed its tax returns and your code a richard, look for that to be delayed. if you have plans to take spring break vacations to any national tourist locations, that would be affected. this is not good news for everyone. federal workers rallied in woodlawn against the possibility of a government shutdown. >> there will be less support for our troops. v.a. hospitals will be hit. social security will be hit. medicare will be crippled. these are all important programs. these are the infrastructure of america. >> an economist we spoke with estimates that at least 1/4 of maryland's 160,000 federal employees would be deemed non- essential and furloughed. this veterans affairs worker said she can't afford to miss a paycheck. >> i'm already the working poor, so what, i end up on the street? and then, what, you going to pay me employment? it's still going to come out of some kind of budget to pay
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unemployment. so why can't you let me keep my job and pay me? >> the amount of people who have filed for disability, for instance, in the last year has gone up 600,000 because of this recession. our people are working feverishly to try to get them their benefits out there. and when we have to furlough, and when employees are worried about it, and when they're off work a week, that just adds to the backlog. >> donald norris, umbc's chair of public policy, explains that federal housing and education loan applications would be put on hold along with your tax- return checks. delays which he says do not bode well for a fragile economy. >> anybody who gets paid by the federal government, who is a contractor for the federal government, their pay is going to get interrupted if not lost. the state's going to lose taxes because people will stop buying. >> things like your mail will not be interrupted. neither will military security or air traffic control. the last time the federal government shutdown was in the
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1990's, and that sought out lasted that three weeks. >> police are investigating the deadly shooting of a deadly woman. police were called to lennox street after midnight wednesday with a found the victim shot several times. she was taken to the hospital but did not survive. call baltimore police if you have any information on this case. a man is in trouble with the law. lester kasten was pulled over on tuesday night. he doused himself and the rented suv with lighter fluid and ignited. troopers pulled him from the suv and found 30 pounds of marijuana inside a suitcase. he remains behind bars in oregon. >> the search is on to replace dr. nancy grasmick. it is not official, but the
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government is offering -- is urging the state school board to get started. >> dr. nancy grasmick is stepping down in late june. no one can say for sure if her replacement will be on the job by then. not even the state board of education or the governor, who expects to have a say in who is being hired. the governor believes the top education job would be a step up for any serious candidate. >> the maryland public schools should be very attractive place for someone who cares about kids and who wants to take a system to the next level. >> members of the board of education will begin formal talks about how they will advertise the job and if it will hire a national search firm. dr. grasmick says she is confident the board will focus on what is most important for
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students. >> i think they are thinking through what is the appropriate process because of the government made it known that maryland will cast a broad net to recruit the best person for the job. >> it is important we get the best person we can find. i have encouraged them to look far and wide because will need to find the best person we possibly can in order to do right by our kids and take our system to the next level because a level equal or better the lot maryland is already accustomed to. tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> time now to give you up to date on your morning commute. there is an accident in reisterstown. harrisburg expressway continues to run smoothly from the maryland line all the way to the beltway. same thing for 795. there is an accident in the
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city. so far so good on the north side approach in the harrisburg expressway. 32 on the west side. 13 minutes to get through that stretch. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. tem minister traveled south on 95 from the beltway down towards 32 in howard county. this is a live view of traffic -- 10 minutes to travel south on 95 from the beltway down towards a 32. preempt deep down at joppa road. traffic running without delay down to the beltway northeast. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we're starting out with partly cloudy skies and no precipitation. temperatures in the mid 40's. 45 at the airport with the north east win at 7 miles per hour. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. we have a chance for a rain showers later this afternoon. a much better chance for rain
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tomorrow. it gets better over the weekend. it should clear up by sunday. 75 on sunday. something to look for to. >> that sounds good. 43 degrees on tv hill. coming up, this california is not jumping over the moon, but he is hurtling some fences. more of this unusual sight. >> start small and work up. we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think shutting down the federal government over the issue of spending cuts is a good thing? you can share your response at wbaltv.com
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>> a 15-year-old does not like taking and no for an answer. when she was told she cannot she improvised byorse, training a cow to jump. but finally, the cow was able to jump small faces. her parents say they are impressed by her daughter. new true to the will rumor -- >> that is amazing. i have never seen that before pert a love story from buffalo creek a goose has lost its mate and is resting in a cemetery. a deer sensed what was going on and is protecting the goose. the deer often this is itself
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between the nest and anyone who approaches it. the eggs are expected to hatch in the day. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. we will check the morning headlines. >> we will check the morning commute. we have one problem in reisterstown and another accident in the city. >> t dreyer right now. we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast -- is driver now. partly cloudy skies. 45 at the airport. stay tuned. the weather is next.
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>> welcome back. in the headlines, eyebrows are being raised over the funeral of
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a baltimore police officer killed in a case over friendly fire. william torbit was fatally shot. yesterday, the city board of estimates approved the expense of $45,000 for the fuel per $11,000 will go to catering, a $13,000 for a bronze casket. the average cost for a funeral of an officer killed in the line of battle is between the $11,000 and $15,000. sian james is charged in first- degree murder in the death of brian stevenson last november. prosecutors said james 3 piece of concrete and struck stevenson in the head, killing him. the latest challenger to the mayor has a new headquarters. the former chief of staff to sheila dixon opened his do
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headquarters along the avenue at hampden last night. he declared his candidacy last year. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. we do have some problems. the latest in howard county along 175. let's update you on that. there is an accident happening there. there is an accident at puget the city.n the harrisburg expressway looks great. so far so good on the j.f.x. into town. traffic is backing up on 795, but as you can see. this is. year-old corporate you can see the backup developing quickly in the outer loop. this is 95 at joppa road. it is building in volume. no delays until we get down towards the beltway northeast.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> so far so good. there could be some rain late in the day. most of the day will be ok. temperatures in the mid 40's here. it is colder to the north. a front is stalled across central maryland. we're between the ear masses. we're picking up some rain moving across central pennsylvania. it is sinking down to the south slowly. we have a slight chance for rain in the forecast later this afternoon or this evening. the clouds have been thickening over the last couple of hours. we'll see some sunshine. the clouds have been increasing since 5:00 a.m. 45 at the airport. 44 in parkton. 46 degrees in annapolis. a mixture of clouds and sunshine. a slight chance for rain this afternoon. temperatures will climb into the
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low 60's. partly cloudy skies tonight. temperatures drop back into the 40's. we may not move from that point. the will be an area of low pressure developing and it will pass south of baltimore. we will be on the cool side of the system. we'll see off and on a light rain showers on friday. temperatures will struggle to get out of the 40's. i think we will snake into the 50's. we will shoot for a high of 53 with off on a light rain showers. there could be some rain early on saturday. it will cool off with a temperature around 60. the wind will shift to the south on sunday. temperatures will push into the mid 70's on sunday. a few springlike thunderstorms on monday and tuesday. it will stay on the mild side. >> thank you. capitol hill staff worked on a
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compromise while you were sleeping. there is still no deal. we get the latest from tracie potts on capitol hill. >> americans are bracing for the real impact of a government shutdown. >> we minute gap paid a we still have to report to work. >> elrich late night meeting, president obama said he is certain they can strike a budget deal. he has to keep in mind why it is so urgent. >> hundreds of thousands of workers will be without a paycheck. their families are counting on them being able to go to work. >> last night its meetings narrowed the issue. there are deep divisions and no agreement on how much to cut. >> we are not there yet. but hope lies internal. >> there is hope on both sides to try to resolve this. nobody wants the government to shut down. >> democrats insist their hands
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are tied by the tea party. >> we will be driven by these extremists in an unsustainable position and pay a price for this. >> we have people coming from all over the country. >> sally is waiting to bury her father at arlington cemetery. if the shutdown happens, his funeral will have to wait. the house has prepared a one- week budget extension. the change the rule so it can take place at the same day they vote. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> if the government shuts down, it will have a heart impact here in maryland. jennifer franciotti joins us live to explain. >> there are tens of thousands of federal employees here in maryland. federal workers rollup against this potential government shutdown. at least one economist says it stands to affect about 1/4 of america -- of maryland's federal
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employees who would be furloughed. federal housing and education loan application would be put on hold along with your tax return check. these delays are not boding well for the economy. we do know your mail when not be affected. military security would not be affected. neither what air-traffic control. with spring break around the corner, plans to ticket to any national tourist attractions, you would not be able to go there. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think shutting down the federal government over the issue of spending cuts is a good thing?
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. coming up, the suburban mother who is a fugitive for 32 years. marie walsh talks about her prison break, her secret identity, and her three decades on the run. that is today at 4:00 p.m. on "oprah." here is meredith vieira for a
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look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. president obama expresses confidence that a government shutdown can be avoided. we're live in washington with details. an exclusive interview with potential presidential candidate donald trump. we talk to them about the surprising surge in a poll. what he has yet to declare and this search for president obama's birth certificate. the couple involved in an embryo mixup. they have big news to share. that and much more ahead when we get started this morning right here on "today." >> 43 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check on the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. stay with us.
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>> is this your regular commute pretty much? >> a couple of accidents. we're looking at some of delays starting to fall into place. an accident at howard county. you can see some yellow on southbound 95. volume-related delays.
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an accident in reisterstown. in the city, we're hearing of fire activity at clinton and holabird. seven team miles per hour on the west side just past 795. that is create a backup on 795. this is 95 inches south of the beltway northeast. a delay forming. that is from white marsh down towards the beltway northeast. >> a nice day today. >> we will wind up with dry conditions. a mix of sun and clouds. as we head towards the ceiling, there's a chance for some rain. 63 will be the high temperature. we will struggle to goet out of the 40's tomorrow. we should clear up on saturday. a high of 75 on sunday. this is a difficult forecast temperature-wise. it depends on which computer
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model you believe. it could be in the 40's or the 80's. >> it could be freezing or 120 degrees. >> you can see all kinds of different things. i will be optimistic and say 75 on sunday. when you get in the car this morning, tune to am 1090 to hear traffic and weather together on the fives. >> split the difference. split the difference. >> i did. i was going to make a government joke. >> we would have to shut you down. >> i will compromise with the computer models. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25.
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>> she has been hailed as the first lady of education, a pioneer that is impacted thousands of maryland is. dr. nancy grasmick will step down. dr. grasmick has made the business of education hurt business. she began as a teacher for the deaf children. she has held the state's top chop and received accolades as the first feeble state superintendent and the longest serving appointed school chief. with a laser-like focus on student achievement, particularly the early education years, school funding as well as teacher quality and parent involvement, dr. grasmick has guided our schools to national acclaim. maryland schools have been recognized consistently as one of the highest-performing public school systems in the country. many of the policies we take for granted were enacted by dr. nancy grasmick, including statewide assessments and a
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robust pre-k-through-12 curriculum. when asked what she would do in retirement, dr. grasmick talked about a vacation for the first time in a long time. but her retirement will be short-lived. dr. grasmick plans to continue her work on behalf of children. for those who know nancy grasmick, that makes perfect sense. while education may have always been job one, her students were always passion one. and for her tirelss efforts, years of service, and dedication, we offer a simple thank-you.
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